What do I know about the Earthlings calling themselves Hawkman and Hawkgirl? What do I know about Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders? A lot. Because as damned as it is, I’m a part of it. There’s a reason the media leaves the Hawks alone. They’re confused because no one can get the facts right. Because on one can understand the ideologies of extraterrestrials and reincarnation. And because most Earthmen are meat. Lazy. Selfish. Useless. My name is Shayera Thal. I am an immigrant to this planet. A police officer from the world of Thanagar. And this is what I know about the history of the Hawks.
—  Shayera Thal, from Hawkman: Wings of Fury, 2005, published by DC Comics